A memoir with a difference, the first book in the 'Old McLarsen Had Some Farms' series tells the tales of a 'tree change' made last century before that expression was even a glimmer in its...
A memoir with a difference, the first book in the 'Old McLarsen Had Some Farms' series tells the tales of a 'tree change' made last century before that expression was even a glimmer in its creator's eye. 40+ years later, Old McLarsen and his Missus still farm - on a small retirement property in South Australia, still laughing and crying, and remembering all the survival skills learned.
Once upon a time last century, two city slickers moved to a friend's wheat and sheep farm in Western Australia to commence a farming 'apprenticeship'. My first book in the series of farming memoirs is called 'Brave Beginnings' - and they most certainly were all of that... and more.
Read about the joyous uplifting moments (and many reality checks) that lay in wait to teach us not only about farming, but surviving against the odds, and the weather, and just Life itself with all its ups and downs as we adjusted to the early years of marriage. Each chapter is a 'stand-alone' tale of our experiences - always learning how to laugh at ourselves; how to become stronger; how to survive.
Could there have been a better preparation for the trials and tribulations that lay ahead of us in our home State, on a completely different farm? In my opinion, still being farmers 40+ years later, and still the 'Missus' of Old McLarsen, for over 5 decades is a sure indicator we must be doing something right.